Armed forces and veterans community

  1. Support for veteran medal replacements

    Scheme launched as Veterans Secretary visits Falkland Islands for Remembrance.

  2. Universal Periodic Review 2022: Scottish Government Position Statement

    This position statement sets out the action we've taken in devolved areas since 2017 to respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of everyone in Scotland.

  3. Scottish Veterans Fund opens

    £500,000 to help former Armed Forces personnel.

  4. Apply to the Scottish Veterans Fund

    Guidance and an application form for the 2023 to 2024 fund.

  5. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA)for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  6. Extra support for veterans as new Commissioner announced

    25 projects benefit from increased funding.

  7. Welcome to Scotland – a guide for Service personnel and their families in Scotland (updated 2022)

    Provides practical information to service personnel and their families on topics such as housing, education, healthcare and employment.

  8. Call for veterans to complete census

    Question on Armed Forces service included for first time.

  9. Scottish defence commitments sought

    ‘More dialogue’ needed urges Minister.

  10. Over £2 million for Armed Forces veterans

    Funding will support vital mental health charities.

  11. Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  12. Scottish Veterans Fund opens

    £500,000 to help former Armed Forces personnel.

  13. £1 million for Armed Forces charities

    Opening of fund to help vital sector recover from pandemic.

  14. Welcome to Scotland: a guide for service personnel and their families in Scotland (updated 2021)

    Provides practical information to service personnel and their families on topics such as housing, education, healthcare and employment.

  15. £1 million for Armed Forces charities

    Extra money to support vital sector through pandemic.

  16. Supporting military families into work

    Businesses urged to employ partners of serving personnel.

  17. Mental health support for veterans

    More funding for services.

  18. Veterans and the Armed Forces community - support: 2020 report

    This report highlights the Scottish Government’s continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  19. Remembrance Sunday

    First Minister to lay wreath at national service in Edinburgh.

  20. Scottish Veterans Fund opens

    Projects that recognise impact of COVID-19 welcomed.

  21. VJ Day 75th Anniversary

    Public commemorations to be held online.

  22. VE Day 75th anniversary

    Public commemorations to be held online

  23. New funding for veterans

    Scottish Government steps in to help vital charities.

  24. VE Day 75th Anniversary

    Events to commemorate end of World War II in Europe.

  25. More support for veterans

    Improvements in key services targeted.

  26. Support for veterans: strategy

    How we will take forward the Strategy for our Veterans and achieve the best possible outcomes for our veterans and their families now and in the future.

  27. Support for veterans and the armed forces community: 2019

    Our continuing support for our veterans and armed forces community.

  28. Influential historian celebrated

    Professor’s influence marked in Perthshire event.

  29. Minister visits veterans charity in Aberdeen

    The Gurkha Centre praised for work with community.

  30. Scottish Veterans Fund: impact report

    An impact report on the Scottish Veterans Fund and the projects supported by it.

  31. Welcome to Scotland: A guide for service personnel and their families in Scotland

    Information about the support and services available in Scotland, including information on housing, education, healthcare, employment, benefits and social care and other information.

  32. Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces community: report 2018

    Annual report about the work we are doing to respond to the recommendations made in the Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s reports.

  33. Scottish Veterans Commissioner

    New appointment to represent veterans community.

  34. Veterans' health and wellbeing: a distinctive Scottish approach

    An assessment of the current provision of health and social care of veterans in Scotland and a vision and framework for the future.

  35. Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces community: report 2017

    This document sets out the work that is being done to respond to the recommendations made in the Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s first three reports.

  36. Veterans' health and wellbeing: are we getting it right?

    Scottish Veterans Commissioner outlines impressions on the extent to which current services meet veterans' health needs.

  37. Scottish Veterans Fund awards

    Funding shared between 19 projects.

  38. Social care for veterans

    £5 million to ensure veterans get full war pensions.

  39. Supporting veterans into work

    Veterans Minister launches employability toolkit.

  40. The veterans community - employability, skills and learning: Scottish Government response

    Scottish Government response to the recommendations made in the Scottish Veterans Commissioner's report on employability, skills and learning.

  41. Scottish Veterans Commissioner Reappointed

    Veterans Minister Keith Brown, today announced the reappointment of Eric Fraser as Scottish Veterans Commissioner for a further year until August 2018.

  42. Scottish Veterans Fund

    Fund now open for applications.

  43. The veterans community - employability, skills and learning

    Third report from the Scottish Veterans Commissioner advising Scottish Ministers on improving employment and learning opportunities for veterans in Scotland.

  44. Supporting veterans into employment

    Veterans Minister attends employers summit.

  45. Scottish Veterans Fund

    £600,000 boost for veterans projects.

  46. 100 years on

    Scotland remembers the First World War’s bloodiest battle.

  47. Armed forces and ex-service personnel: a Scottish housing guide

    Sets out housing options in Scotland and answers some of the questions people leaving the armed forces and ex-service personnel might have.

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